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: News Briefing

: Prayer for the Day

Presented by the Rev Dr Ruth Patterson.


Unknown: Dr Ruth Patterson.

: Farming Today

A rural round-up with Anna Hill. Producer Chris Impey


Unknown: Anna Hill.
Producer: Chris Impey

: Today

With James Naughtie and Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
748 Thought for the Day With Clifford Longley.


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Clifford Longley.

: Start the Week

Andrew Marr's guests include Fareed Zakaria, historian Martin Pugh and writer and journalist Stephen Armstrong.
Shortened repeat at 9.30pm


Presenter: Andrew Marr
Guest: Fareed Zakaria
Guest: Martin Pugh
Guest: Stephen Armstrong
Producer: Elaine Lester

: Daily Service

Led by the Rev Sharon Grenham-Toze .
Amazing Grace (Trad American). Ephesians 3. WHO. 0 Thou, the Central Orb (Charles Wood). God Is Working His Purpose Out (Benson).


Unknown: Sharon Grenham-Toze

: Book of the Week: Cooke's Elections

1/5. Archive editions of Letter from America, featuring Alistair Cooke 's thoughts about presidential campaigns over the past 60 years. The first programme documents the 1948 contest between Republican candidate Thomas Dewey and incumbent Democrat president Harry S Truman. introduced by the BBC's North America editor Justin Webb. Producer Mark Savage Repeated at 12.30am RT DIRECT: To pre-order the CD Alistair Cooke 's Letters from America: The Elections (released 9 October) for E6.74 (RRP E8.99) including p&p, call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD244 at the checkout


Unknown: Alistair Cooke
Unknown: Thomas Dewey
Unknown: Harry S Truman.
Editor: Justin Webb.
Unknown: Alistair Cooke

: Woman's Hour

With Jane Garvey.
10.45 The Way We Live Right Now 11/15 The Woman's Hour drama.
For details see drama repeat at 7.45pm


Unknown: Jane Garvey.

: Wrestling with the Iranians

Dominic Byrne goes to Iran to explore the roots and the passion behind wrestling, the country's national sport. Producer Jo Coombs


Unknown: Dominic Byrne
Producer: Jo Coombs

: The Maltby Collection

5/6. The staff pitch their ideas for the special exhibition. Museum-based sitcom by David Nobbs.
Producer Colin Anderson
RT DIRECT: To order The Maltby Collection for Eti.99 (RRP E15.99) inc p&p. call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD239, or visit www.bbcshop.com and enter code RTD239 at the checkout


Unknown: David Nobbs.
Producer: Colin Anderson
Rod: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Walter: Geoffrey Palmer
Prunella: Rachel Atkins
Julian: Ben Willbond
Susie: Margaret Cabourn-Smlth
Wilf: Geoff McGlvern
Eva: Julia Deakin
Des: Michael Smiley
Stelios: Chris Pavlo
Stelios's Mum: Helen Atkinson Wood

: You and Yours

Presented by Liz Barclay and Peter White.


Presented By: Liz Barclay
Presented By: Peter White.

: The World at One

With Martha Kearney.


Unknown: Martha Kearney.

: Round Britain Quiz

2/12. With contestants from the Midlands and Wales. Hosted by Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer Paul Bajoria Repeated on Saturday at 11pm


Unknown: Tom Sutcliffe.
Producer: Paul Bajoria

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday at 7pm

: Afternoon Way: Dickens Confidential

4/6. The Deal. By Rob Kinsman. When a timid doctor is accused of murdering his wealthy older lover, Dickens alone is convinced of his innocence. But proving this means the journalistic team has to take its investigations into the debtors' prison.
Producer/Director David Hunter


Unknown: Rob Kinsman.
Director: David Hunter
Charles Dickens: Dan Stevens
Agnes: Eleanor Howell
Daniel: Andrew Buchan
Brickman: Gerard McDermott
Harper: Stephen Critchlow
Blind: Bill Johnrowe
Maria: Liz Sutherland
Dr Widdershins: Simon Treves
Prosecutor: Nyasha Hatendi
Turnkey: Dan Starkey
Judge: Chris Pavlo

: Money Box Live

Paul Lewis and guests offer listeners' advice on financial matters. Producer Lesley McAlpine
PHONE: [number removed] (calls from landlines cost no more than 8p per minute) Lines open from 1.30pm


Unknown: Paul Lewis
Producer: Lesley McAlpine

: SOS: Save Our Souls

1/5. Signing. By Alison Joseph. This weeks stories mark 100 years of the international distress call. A court interpreter is being sent unexpected signals. Will she choose to acknowledge them? Read by Natalie Bennett. Producer Eilidh McCreadie


Unknown: Alison Joseph.
Read By: Natalie Bennett.
Producer: Eilidh McCreadie

: Cosmic Quest

26/30. A Star ls Born. Continuing her narrative history of the cosmos, Heather Couper reveals how astronomer William Herschel discovered infrared radiation two centuries ago. This week's readers are Timothy West, Annette Badland, Robin Sebastian, Julian Rhind-Tutt and John Palmer.


Presenter: Heather Couper
Reader: Annette Badland
Reader: Robin Sebastian
Reader: Julian Rhind-Tutt
Reader: John Palmer
Producer: Martin Redfern

: The Food Programme

Rptd from yesterday

: Beyond Belief

5/13 Ernie Rea explores the place of faith in the modern world. Producer Rosemary Dawson


Unknown: Ernie Rea
Producer: Rosemary Dawson

: 1968: Day-by-Day

De Gaulle celebrates victory in the second round Of France's elections. For details see Saturday

: PM

Presented by Eddie Mair.

: I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue

3/6. An edition from 2003 with Sandi Toksvig , Barry Cryer , Graeme Garden and Tim Brooke -Taylor. Presented by Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer Jon Naismith Repeated on Sunday at 12.04pm RT DIRECT: To order I'm Sorry I Haven't a Clue 10 for £9.74 (RRP £12.99) inc p&P, call [number removed]
(landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RTD243, or visit www.bbcshop.com


Unknown: Sandi Toksvig
Unknown: Barry Cryer
Unknown: Graeme Garden
Unknown: Tim Brooke
Presented By: Humphrey Lyttelton.
Producer: Jon Naismith

: The Archers

Matt battles with his natural curiosity. For cast see Friday Repeated tomorrow at 2pm

: Front Row

With Mark Lawson , including a report on a new commission from Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed. Producer Nicki Paxman


Unknown: Mark Lawson
Artist: Martin Creed.
Producer: Nicki Paxman

: The Way We Live Right Now

11/15. Can Ghassan uses his new status as a peer to rescue his business empire and his reputation? Continuing Jonathan Myerson 's reworking of Anthony Trollope 's satirical novel The Way We Live Now.
Additional roles played by Beth Chalmers , Stephen Critchlow , Dan Starkey and Joan Walker
Producer/Director Jonquil Panting Rptd from 10.45am


Unknown: Jonathan Myerson
Unknown: Anthony Trollope
Played By: Beth Chalmers
Played By: Stephen Critchlow
Played By: Dan Starkey
Played By: Joan Walker
Director: Jonquil Panting
Ghassan: Henry Goodman
Felix: Dexter Fletcher
Anthony: John Rowe
Paul: Nyasha Hatendi
Rt Hon Jeremy Longstaff: David Bamber
Georgiana: Lucy Montgomery
Ruby: Sheridan Smith
Marie: Chipo Chunq
Roger: Ben Crowe
Hetta: Emily Wachter
Wynford: Corey Johnson
Sheikh: Izdihar Behrooz
Helen Croll: Liz Sutherland
Jason Crumb: Chris Pavlo

: American Dreams

New series 1/4. The US presidential campaign is stirring up political excitement in a way not seen for many years, yet the country is deeply troubled. The American Dream seems in doubt. James Naughtie travels across the United States to assess how ordinary Americans are coping with a shaky economy, the Iraq War, a continuing racial divide and a polarised political process. Producers Sue Ellis and Bill Law


Unknown: James Naughtie
Unknown: Bill Law

: The Learning Curve

8/9. A guide to the world of learning, with Libby Purves. Producer Louise Corley


Unknown: Libby Purves.
Producer: Louise Corley

: Science in the Making

1/2. Philosopher of science Stephen Webster looks at how scientists work and asks why their claims should be believed. He visits a team of biologists at Guy's Hospital in London and a Southampton-based geology group studying coastal erosion.


Presenter: Stephen Webster
Producer: John Watkins

: Start the Week

Shortened repeat from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Ritula Shah.


Unknown: Ritula Shah.

: Book at Bedtime: Breath

6/10. Richard Roxburgh reads Tim Winton 's tale of adolescence set in Australia. A close encounter with death does little to dampen Pikelet's fascination with his guru, Sando.
Abridged by Sally Marmion. Producer Di Speirs RT DIRECT: To order the hardback book Breath by Tim Winton for £13.49 (RRP £14.99)call [number removed] (landline calls cost no more than 8p a minute) quoting RT or visit www.rtdirect.sparkledirect.com. UK delivery only


Unknown: Richard Roxburgh
Unknown: Tim Winton
Abridged By: Sally Marmion.
Producer: Di Speirs
Unknown: Tim Winton

: Happy Mondays: Spike's Lookallkes

3/3. Spike's leading Posh Spice lookalike is nominated for a prestigious award. Written by Mark Watson.
Producer Sam Hoyle


Written By: Mark Watson.
Producer: Sam Hoyle
Spike: Ardal O'Hanlon
Maggie: Doon MacKlchan
Phil: Bruce MacKinnon
Nicky: Martha Howe-Douglas
Amanda/Caller 2: Sara Stewart
Craig/Denzil: Kim Wall
Sean/Ringo: Duncan Wlsbey

: Today in Parliament

With David Wilby.


Unknown: David Wilby.

: News

: Book of the Week:Cooke's Elections

1/5. Repeated from 9.45am

About this project

This site contains the BBC listings information which the BBC printed in Radio Times between 1923 and 2009. You can search the site for BBC programmes, people, dates and Radio Times editions.

We hope it helps you find information about that long forgotten BBC programme, research a particular person or browse your own involvement with the BBC.

Through the listings, you will also be able to use the Genome search function to find thousands of radio and TV programmes that are already available to view or listen to on the BBC website.

There are more than 5 million programme listings in Genome. This is a historical record of the planned output and the BBC services of any given time. It should be viewed in this context and with the understanding that it reflects the attitudes and standards of its time - not those of today.

To read scans of the Radio Times magazines from the 1920s, 30s, 40s and 50s, you can navigate by issue.

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This internal version of Genome, which includes all the magazine covers, images and articles as well as the programme listings from the Radio Times, is different to the version of BBC Genome that is available externally/to the public. It is only available inside the BBC network.

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